The Japanese flute has a history spanning more than 2,000 years. It has had an important role in various traditional Japanese art forms. Among Japanese flutes, shinobue is the most popular and familiar to common people. Its traditionally been played in hayashi style ensembles at local festivals and in ensembles accompanying local theater. The general public also used to sing folk songs with shinobue accompaniment before the arrival of western instruments. Recently, this traditional Japanese instrument is experiencing a revival through taiko groups. In a taiko ensemble, its warm and nostalgic sound will add a beautiful melodic taste accompanying with the dynamic taiko beats. Let's try it now!!